Tuesday, 25 March 2014 15:18
We're looking for reports from Boston tonight for Smackdown as well.
-- Mick Foley's WrestleMania raffle which he talked about on our show last week ended up raising over $100,000 for RAINN. That's so awesome.
-- Trish Stratus is inducting Lita into the WWE Hall of Fame.
-- Gina Carano told FOX Sports that if the circumstances were right, she'd be open to returning to MMA, and said she was a bigger fan of it now than she'd ever been. But, she reiterated the circumstances would have to be right (big money, right fight) because she's got a lot going on right now.
-- We are back tonight live with the Bryan & Vinny & Craig show at 9 PM PT/midnight ET, streaming through the front page or up at f4wlive.com. We'll be talking Raw, Smackdown and the ECW Hardcore TV episode 26 from 1993 up on the WWE Network.
-- We have also switched around some of our live show times so that more of them are in prime-time as opposed to the afternoon. You can see the live show schedule up at f4wlive.com.
-- This is better than usual I guess. After spending all last night talking about how Big E Langston would be defending the IC Title against Christian tonight on Main Event, instead of it just not happening, well, they actually announced in advance that it wouldn't be happening, and we have to tune in to see what's next.
-- Don't forget, Hulk Hogan returns to Arsenio Hall on Friday night. I'm pretty sure Arsenio has not aged since 1992.
-- CHRIS HERO vs. MASATO TANAKA is signed for Dragon Gate USA Open The Ultimate Gate on Friday night, April 4th at the WWNLive Experience. For info on all of the WWNLive Experience events, full line-ups for all of the shows WrestleMania weekend and more, click here. I'll be there for at least one of the shows, so stop by if you see us!
-- A preview for Thursday night's Impact show is up here.
-- No Holds Barred roasted on podcast here.
-- Fake Chuck Liddell commercial on Jimmy Kimmel here.
-- New interview with Gabe Sapolsky talking Dragon Gate, EVOLVE and his entire career here.
-- Bellas interview here where they are awkwardly asked about CM Punk.
-- Total Divas did 1.28 million viewers this week, up from last week's season opener.
-- JR has a new blog up here. Information on his podcast is up there as well.
-- Lawsuit storyregarding Shane McMahon and his family being forced to vacate their Penthouse due to serious issues related to flooding leading to respiratory ailments and such. That's really no good, though he is asking for tens of millions of dollars.
-- Ted DiBiase talks Undertaker's streak, Warrior in the Hall of Fame and more here.
-- Ozeki Kakuryu, will be promoted to Yokozuna after winning the March tournament in Sumo and coming in 2nd place in the January tournament. He will be the 3rd current Yokozuna and the 3rd current Yokozuna from Mongolia. He will become the 71st Yokozuna in history. He will also be the first Yokozuna since Akebono in 1993 to become Yokozuna without winning two consecutive tournaments. Thanks to Robert.
-- Bix has an interview herewith Joe Manganiello talking his pro-wrestling fandom, Raw and more.
-- Very rare interview clip herewith UFC bookers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby.
-- Story on the legendary Mr. Wrestling II up here.
-- Chris Bruno of Prison Break and more is the featured article on When We Were Bouncers this week here.
-- ROH State of the Art is out on DVD today with Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Cole for Briscoe's World Title here.
-- A correction from yesterday, the House of Hardcore website is houseofhardcore.net.
-- Official trailer for an upcoming Iron Sheik documentary here.
-- Trailer for Hercules starring Rock here.
-- Xtreme Fighting Championships is excited to announce the addition of Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen, to its growing roster of female fighters. The South Carolina Ring Card Girl turned fighter debuted in May of 2010 and has stepped into the cage an impressive fourteen times; honing her craft and earning her stripes in route to a professional career. The XFC will afford Nguyen the opportunity to finally settle into her natural 115 pound weight class, as the striking beauty has bounced around divisions in order to stay active; competing as high as Bantamweight on a few occasions. Nguyen trains out of Fitness Edge in Myrtle Beach and under Hafez Hakim in Greenville, South Carolina.
-- Yes, the CRASIAN.
-- The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator MMA will take place Thursday at 5:00 p.m. MST from the Fairborn Ballroom at the Embassy Suites (3524 S Market St, West Valley City, UT 84119). Bellator MMA will take place from the Maverik Center on Friday, March 28th with the first fight taking place at 5 p.m. MST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 7 p.m. MST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.
-- Brian Fritz is a guest on this week's Between the Ropes with Ed and company here.
-- WHO DO YOU CONSIDER THE MAIN EVENTER AT THIS YEAR'S HALL OF FAME?
Ultimate Warrior 60.2%
Jake Roberts 25.1%
Scott Hall 4.6%
Mr. T 3.9%
Paul Bearer 2.3%
Carlos Colon 1.9%
WHO DO YOU CONSIDER THE BIGGEST OVERSIGHT BASED ON THE HALL OF FAME BEING IN NEW ORLEANS?
Danny Hodge 25.4%
Midnight Express 17.9%
Rock & Roll Express 12.3%
Dick Murdoch 3.7%
Steve Williams 3.2%
Magnum T.A. 2.4%
Skandor Akbar 0.5%
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF UFC FIGHT NIGHT FROM BRAZIL
38.8% of those responding didn't see the show
WHAT WAS THE BEST FIGHT ON THE UFC SHOW?
Henderson vs. Rua 76.7%
Maldonado vs. Villante 23.3%
IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A NEW JAPAN SHOW IN THE PAST, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BUYING INVASION ATTACK?
Getting it, like the card 35.9%
Would get it, but Mania day, too busy 19.0%
Would be interested, but other conflicts, not Mania, that weekend 13.1%
Would have gotten it if it had a world title match 9.8%
Don't like the card, not getting it 8.5%
No longer interested in getting New Japan shows 7.8%
Not a big enough show, not interested in getting it 5.9%
-- Today in History with Brian Hoops:
1936 - Frank Sexton defeated George McCloud in Columbus, Ohio to become the first Ohio Heavyweight Champion.
1965 - Buddy Gilbert and Ron Reed defeated Rocky Hamilton and Dutch Savage to win the Central States NWA North American Tag Team Title in Kansas City, Kansas.
1968 - Don Leo Jonathan and Ski-Hi Jones (Grizzly Smith) defeated The Assassins for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1973 - Wahoo McDaniel defeated Superstar Billy Graham in an Indian strap match in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1979 - In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund and AWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel fought to a double-countout. Also on the card, NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair.
1982 - Roger Kirby and Jerry Valiant won the NWA Central States Tag Team Title in Kansas City, Kansas, by defeating Steve Regal and Dewey Robertson.
1983 - Terry Gordy defeated The Great Kabuki for the World Class Texas Brass Knuckles Title in Dallas, Texas.
1983 - Terry Gibbs and Buddy Landel defeated Gran Apolo and King Tonga to win the WWC North American Tag Team Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 - Steve Regal defeated Buck Zumhofe to win the AWA World Light Heavyweight Title in St. Paul, Minnesota.
1988 - Iceman King Parsons defeated Kerry Von Erich for the World Class World Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas.
1989 - The Olympians (Ken Patera and Brad Rheingans) defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) to win the AWA World Tag Team Title in Rochester, Minnesota.
1996 - The Cyberpunks, PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D wearing mask) defeated Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.
1999 - The Tennessee Volunteers (Steven Dunn and Reno Riggins) defeated Brian Christopher and Spellbinder for the NWA North American Tag Team Title in Nashville, Tennessee.
2000 - Jerry Lawler defeated Bull Pain in a tournament final to become the first Memphis Championship Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Champion in Tunica, Mississippi.
-- Known as San Antonio's brand of professional wrestling for more than 12 years, River City Wrestling will host a night of spectacular action on Friday, March 28 at Sideliners Grill, 15630 Henderson Pass in San Antonio, Texas. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., event at 8 p.m. The event is family-friendly and all ages can attend.
-- Saturday March 29th, Professional Wrestling comes to the !BANG! TV Sound Stage in Ocala, Support Your Troops 101, “Combat Ready,” is a charity show with proceeds going to Veterans Helping Veterans.
-- Pinnacle Fighting Championships returns to Pittsburgh on March 29, 2014 with its biggest show to date, Pittsburgh Challenge Series 6. And for the first time in organizational history, the event will be available via Internet Pay-Per-View. The event will be broadcast on StandThemUp.org for a price of $14.99.